• Theological Training of Pastors Worldwide is not just an Academic Exercise

    Posted Jan 17th, 2014 By in Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments

      “Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.” (Isa 61:7) How do pastors interpret Isa 61:7? What is the lens through which they preach? Karl Dahlfred, OMF missionary …

  • The Key Role of the Bible in World Missions

    Posted Feb 24th, 2013 By in Missions News Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments

    A recent WWBWWB series on borders, language and culture encouraged us to use Biblical language within the borders of the church; we mold members of the Church by expressing what we believe in Biblical terms rather than delegating the language we use in our culture. Implicit in this argument is that we have a Bible …

  • World Missions Week

    Posted Mar 4th, 2011 By in Why We Believe What We Believe With | 1 Comment

    “Missions exists because worship doesn’t,” begins John Piper in his book Let the Nations Be Glad.  Missions was not an afterthought in God’s plan; it was the plan from the beginning.  The theme for this year’s World Missions Week is “The Greatness of the Great Commission”.  Throughout the next eight days, our normal activities at …

  • Mission Vida Nueva’s Juan Arjona and Danny Perez Working to Convert Empty Lots to Soccer Fields

    Posted Feb 1st, 2010 By in Missionaries, Missions News Blog With | No Comments Mission Vida Nueva’s Juan Arjona and Danny Perez Working to Convert Empty Lots to Soccer Fields

    Mission Vida Nueva Pastor Juan Arjona Todd and the church’s community outreach director, Danny Perez work to turn empty lot into soccer fields. (Photo courtesy of North County Times, Hayne Palmour IV – Staff photographer). Please go to the article here and read about what Juan and Danny are doing to provide a recreation area …

  • God Doesn’t Need Your Money!

    Posted Oct 8th, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments God Doesn’t Need Your Money!

    By Joseph Randall Last week we thought about why we should support missions, but this week we want to ponder why we should not. One reason we should not support missions is if our motivation flows out of an unbiblical view of God. We should not support missions because we think God needs us or …

  • Missions

    Posted Oct 4th, 2009 By in Pastor Brian's Blog, Why We Do What We Do With | No Comments

    In today’s WWDWWD and throughout this week when we use the word “missions” we will be thinking primarily of foreign missions. That is, missions specifically targeting peoples in foreign countries and foreign cultures. It is especially important for us to ask the “Why we do what we do” question about missions because too often in …

  • Faith Promise – Giving to Missions

    Posted Sep 24th, 2009 By in Missions News Blog With | No Comments Faith Promise – Giving to Missions

    Faith Promise … trusting God to provide …”they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability.” 2 Cor. 8:3 Many of you may be familiar with Faith Promise, the title of choice for missions’ offerings in churches across America. Here at New Life, we will also use Faith Promise as the …

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